26 responses

  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    November 23, 2012

    I never knew there was an Indian gooseberry but that candy looks very inviting!

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    November 23, 2012

    I’ve never had gooseberry or I might had it without knowing it. Your candies look pretty and I love to taste them!

  3. Terra
    November 24, 2012

    I have seen gooseberries, but I guess it may not be the Indian ones. I love learning about new food from you:-) What a great idea to make it into candy, now I totally want some! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  4. Choc Chip Uru
    November 24, 2012

    Mmmm my mum uses Amla sometimes but never like this – looks delicious :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Helene Dsouza
      December 1, 2012

      Cool Uru, How does she use it in her cooking? Is it available in Australia?

  5. Sanjeeta kk
    November 24, 2012

    I love Amla candies..a fav. munchy for any time. And what a lovely idea to add strawberry powder to the recipe.

    • Helene Dsouza
      December 1, 2012

      Sanjeeta do you make it at home the candies? I love the tangy taste as well, so unique!

  6. CJ at Food Stories
    November 24, 2012

    I have read about the health benefits of amla before but never searched them out … really enjoyed your post :-)

    • Helene Dsouza
      December 1, 2012

      Oh wow, so the knowledge has reached so far. Good, because that fruit is really a treasure!

  7. kristy
    November 24, 2012

    I’ve never heard of this little fruit before. Your candies look just delicious. The color is so striking!

  8. Parsley Sage
    November 25, 2012

    You’ve made a healthy candy! That’s brilliant :) We’ve got a berry here that’s a pain to eat other than to just pop it in your mouth and suck…10 points for patience!

    • Helene Dsouza
      December 1, 2012

      what’s that berry called in your corner? I am curious now =P

  9. kitchenriffs
    November 27, 2012

    I love gooseberries (particularly in pie), but have never had an Indian one. Sounds really interesting! Good tips on how to prepare them – thanks so much.

  10. rita cooks italian
    November 27, 2012

    Are these candies made with Amla berries MAGIC? LOL a lot of very interesting information. I did not notice these berries when I visited India (I’m always very curious when I am in a market abroad!!)

    • Helene Dsouza
      December 1, 2012

      amla berries magic? What’s that, a brand? lol I am such an ignorant. ^.^ oh man there are places that I would love to drag you to Rita! Next time when you come ;)

  11. Cass @foodmyfriend
    November 28, 2012

    They are so beautiful and god you have beautiful nails!

    • Helene Dsouza
      December 1, 2012

      LOL Cass I ll tell you a secrete of mine… I used to bite my nails before. That’s the first time in my life that my nails look neat.

  12. chinmayie @ love food eat
    November 28, 2012

    How beautiful! I always buy amla candy but I should try making it myself next time. Looks so beautiful!

  13. Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe
    January 25, 2013

    I never thought about it before, but although I have eaten gooseberry jam, etc., I have never actually seen gooseberries to know what they look like whole. It can be very frustrating shopping when things have so many different names. Being Armenian and having grown up around Armenian and other Middle Eastern / Mediterranean markets around Boston, once I moved, I realized I was at a loss when shopping for spices and other things because the names were all different. I will be curious to keep an eye out for these. Oh, and I’ve never heard of Strawberry Tang either LOL. I always thought it just came in orange…shows how old I am. ;)

  14. srijit
    March 7, 2013

    Hi , Here in Kerala, India, we have a shortcut to make this agreeably palatable to the kids. Just fill a jar with gooseberries, and then pour honey into it. Leave it sealed for 41 days. you will see that the gooseberry has kind of dissolved into the honey. a couple of teaspoons of this is easy to the tongue and agreeable to kids too

    • Helene Dsouza
      March 7, 2013

      wow that is a very good idea and tip! Further its easy for anybody to try that at home. Thank you very much for sharing this here with us. Very much appreciated!

  15. anu
    March 7, 2013

    Too good!!!

  16. suraj yadav
    June 18, 2013

    i have read the whole article given above regarding awla…..and i found that , this fruit is very rich in vitamins and highly antioxident and everyone must use this fruit in their diet to keep themselves healthy…..

  17. sarab kaur
    April 14, 2014

    I eat dry amla candy,. can you please tell me how much amla candy I should eat in one day.???.. I want heavy hair

    • Helene Dsouza
      April 16, 2014

      well… I always follow the rule with any food items: “The dose makes the poison”. What it means is, don’t over do anything, especially food items and in this case I would say just take it easy and consume amla candy in a balanced manner. Amla is not poisonous if you eat too much, I don’t mean that, what I mean is never over eat anything in this world, just eat the amount that you enjoy and don’t force yourself just because you want gorgeous hair. =)

  18. Ashwani
    September 10, 2014

    Hey Helene,

    I use to eat Amla candies, and while searching its benefits landed on this page. Well, It is really good to see lot many people interested to take taste of Indian Gooseberries :)

    I just wanted to share few more details with you and others about other stuffs which can be made out of these berries:
    1. “Murraba”(Savoury) a sweet dish, very famous in North India(In Eastern UP,a state in India), is made using the whole Amla and dipping it into a concentrated sugar solution, and leaving it for long so that Amla can absorb the sweetness(using a fork amla is engraved first)
    2. You can visit, “Pratapgarh” a district in Uttar Pradesh, Very Famous for Amla. You’ll find Amla and its trees abundantly everywhere.

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